Toby Keller

Toby Keller is a self-taught night photographer living in Santa Barbara, California. Keller’s recent work includes a series of light paintings originally inspired by the work of Tokihiro Sato. Like Sato, Keller incorporates streaks of light that interact with the landscape, and he expands the idea through the use of brilliant color and various light-emitting devices. The photos are full of things that the unaided eye can’t see: seemingly animated light trails, hazy wisps of sea foam and clouds, the streaks of stars passing through the sky. The viewer is left with the impression that there is much that the range of human perception is too limited to grasp.